Jones, a two-time Olympic hurdler, was one of 24 athletes selected to the U.S. bobsled team Thursday.
She’s one of six women’s push athletes selected, a group that also includes Olympic sprinting gold medalist Tianna Madison.
“I just came out here and kind of needed to get away from track for a bit, kind of wanted to get some motivation,” Jones told The Associated Press. “I thought coming out here with the other girls that we could help each other, we could benefit from one another. I could help them with their speed and they could help me with my strength. And just being around them, hearing their goals gave me new goals and refreshed me.”
Jones was fourth at the London Games, the second time she’s gone to an Olympics and come home without a hurdles medal. She was the favorite for gold at Beijing in 2008, then hit the next-to-last hurdle and finished seventh.
If one thing doesn’t produce results, try something else! We are all talented in our own right, so MAKE something happen. It may be out of your comfort zone but often the blessings are on the outskirts! PUSH